2 weeks ago
It’s a throwback of baby winter for this monday because this happened last night and i didn’t get my editing done...
river and winter came to sit with me while i started editing as they usually do. winter likes being with me but doesn’t like me to touch her with my hands. my face is fine but no hands. hands can be a problem for a lot of birds. they look like big claws coming in to get them. anyway, she was sitting on my phone so i decided to try the training i did with river to get him used to my fingers. i slowly bring my finger to her beak while saying “gentle”. she reacts by opening her beak to bite it. i make a “ahahah” sound in a flat voice and move the finger away. i try again in an upbeat, baby talking kind of voice saying “gentle”. eventually she lets me touch her beak and i give her loads of praise (happy sounds). birds love sound, especially upbeat, animated voices. my voice is her reward. when winter would go to bite, i did the no sound and then followed with silence. she started letting me touch her beak for longer periods so she could hear my voice. i wasn’t expecting it but she eventually let me give her scritchies. first time in over a year! she used to let me when she was the only bird but then sprig and river came and she wouldn’t allow it from me again. birds require a lot of patience and their trust has to be earned. but what a reward it is when they offer it to you! oh and the whole time i was doing the training, river sat on my arm repeating “gentle” and “ahahah” whenever i said it 😂🤦🏻♀️🐥
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